Patients Equally Pleased With Different Keratoplasty Approaches

Source: Reuters Health

Although the Descemet Endothelial Thickness Comparison Trial (DETECT) showed better visual acuity with a newer, more demanding corneal transplantation method, this did not translate into greater patient satisfaction, according to a secondary analysis of outcome data, as reported by Reuters.

As Dr. Jennifer Rose-Nussbaumer explained in an email to Reuters Health, “Vision-related quality-of-life improves in patients undergoing a unilateral endothelial keratoplasty with either ultrathin Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (UT-DSAEK) or Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK).”

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